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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Deficit Scolds and Scoundrels

John Cole gives a nice summing up:

I’ve said this before, and I will say it again. Unless your proposal includes a substantial increase in taxes and a substantial amount of cuts to the military budget as well as ending the farm subsidies and giveaways to big oil and big energy and big business, you can kindly just shut up about the deficit and the debt. Additionally, any cuts to entitlements need to include cuts to the CURRENT recipients, not grandfathering the boomers and then wondering why the cuts never materialize in the future.

If you aren’t going to do those things, just shut up. You aren’t serious.

Well said. Alas, this has been obvious for some time, but somehow liars and scoundrels rarely lose their respectability among the Beltway Villagers.


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